Hagerty Silver Cleaner Review - Flatware Silver Dip Ruined Family Heirloom

by Jill
(Scottsdale, AZ)

Hagerty Flatware Silver Dip

Hagerty Flatware Silver Dip

Jill has shared her Hagerty silver cleaner review and experience, specifically with the Flatware Silver Dip.

Jill says:

When my grandmother passed a few months ago I inherited my grandmother's silver baby spoon (and yes it is stamped on the back).

When I got my spoon it was so tarnished it was almost black. It hadn't been cleaned in some time and I wanted to bring my baby spoon back to its original luster.

I went online and bought Hagerty Flatware Silver Dip from Amazon. It sounded like a good choice, an easy to use dip. I was excited to get my dip, but I wish I had not gone this way!!!

This dip stripped my baby spoon and left my spoon with a white/ milky haze. I tried to find a product to correct the damage but it was hopeless.

I would advise NOT to use a dip, or at least not this one!! I was left very disappointed with no way to fix my problem.

Taylor says:

Jill, I am sorry to hear your problems with the Hagerty silver cleaner.

Frankly, I am quite surprised this happened to you, since generally Hagerty has a very good reputation for quality silver polishing and cleaning products.

I would suggest you call the company to discuss this matter with them, because it sometimes happens that they will have suggestions for how to correct the problem, or determine what happened. If you do call and find something out, I would love to hear back from you to find out what was said.

I would love to hear even more reviews of this, or other Hagerty silver polish and cleaning products. You can share your silver polish or cleaner review here for this product, brand, or another brand, sharing your experiences with the product, and why you like (or dislike).

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Hagerty Silver Dip Review - Strong But Worked Well For Me

by Susi
(Park City, UT)

Susi had a different experience with Hagerty silver dip than the review from Jill, above.

Susi says:

I have used this on silver chains and solid silver items and it does a remarkable job.

I would caution user to dip the silver item for just a few seconds and then rinse with water afterward.

I think this is a very strong product but it worked very well for me.

Taylor says:

Thanks for sharing your experience with this Hagerty silver cleaner Susi.

I will note that when I researched this product more, once you sent me this review, I noted that it looks like the manufacturer has changed the name a bit now. It used to be called "silver dip" but they've now changed the name to Hagerty silver bath. As far as I can tell they did not change the product itself, but just the name.

In addition, I read the instructions for the use of this product in detail. It is very specific that you should only "dip" the silver into the liquid for a couple of seconds, and then rinse clean with warm water. It does not caution that anything bad will happen if you soak it longer though.

Since I have some differing opinions on the issue I would love to hear from even more people who have used this, or any other Hagerty product to clean or polish silver, sharing how it worked for you. You can share your own silver polish or cleaner review here, or read other reviews which have already been submitted.

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Comments for Hagerty Silver Dip Review - Strong But Worked Well For Me

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been using for years
by: Anonymous

I have been using Hagerty for years. Don't know what I would do without it. Dip quick and wash.

Be aware
by: Anonymous

Reminds me of a similar product a few years back called Tarn-X. Did the same amazing job, but found out it is actually eating away the silver. The patina is a good thing on silver, you do not want to strip it. I am afraid to use it because it sounds too much like the old product, Tarn-X.

Get rid of milky coating on family silver
by: Pjmc

I’ve been cleaning silver and silverplated flatware for the past decade. The Silver Dip is a quick and easy way to get rid of the top layer of heavily tarnished silver or to freshen up lightly tarnished silver. But for heavily tarnished silver you will often get that milky result you mentioned. Here’s the solution that worked for me: Get yourself some Wright’s Silver Cream (I think Godingers makes one too, but I always use Wright’s), use the sponge that comes in the jar and rub some of the polishing cream on your baby spoon, then polish the entire spoon with the sponge --spreading the cream as you go. Rinse and repeat as necessary until bright and shiny. Works for me every time. Good luck!

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